Presqu’ile Birding Trip

Led by our enthusiastic and knowledgeable Park Naturalist, David Bree, on Saturday, May 12, our group of Macnamarans began a fun and exciting birding weekend at Presqu’ile Provincial Park.  For many, it was their first field trip to observe the spring migration. For others, it was a great way to Continue reading

A Magical Evening with Owls

Sunday evening, March 25, found a large group of Macnamarans wandering around in the dark searching for owls in the Arnprior-Pakenham area.

With the help of our leader, Michael Runtz, and his amazing ability to sound like various owls, we were able to see them at close range.  Near Stewartville, Continue reading

Mudpuppy Night 2012

Another great evening adventure! Thirteen Macnamarans ventured out to Oxford Mills to join Fred Schueler and Aleta Karstad for the Friday evening mudpuppy count, which occurs weekly over the winter.  Also with us was a couple who had driven all the way from NY state to participate. The night was unusually Continue reading

Field Trip to the Spence Property

Saturday was a cool, sunny winter day, perfect for a two-hour trek on groomed trails through the magnificent Carp Ridge, one of the most beautful areas in West Carleton. David Spence shared his vast knowledge of the area with 26 of our club members.  We learned about many aspects of Continue reading

Morris Island Canoe Trip

On Saturday morning, 13 boats and 19 paddlers headed out on calm waters to explore the lovely little islands and waterways of the Morris Island Conservation Area, a local gem which many members had not seen before.  Steve Duffield made sure we all got launched and led us through Continue reading